FA Cup – Managers Feedback

A round-up of how the bosses reacted to the weekend FA Cup action with Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger now looking to Europe.

FA Cup - Fifth Round - Arsenal v Burnley - Emirates Stadium. Burnley's Joey Gudjonsson (left) and Arsenal's William Gallas (right) battle for the ball, FOOTBALL - 0


Arsenal 3-0 Burnley

Arsene Wenger: “The first two were exceptional goals. I like the third one as well, it was a good combination, the way we like to play. We scored three good goals, we could have scored more, but what is important with Roma away now in the Champions League is that we didn’t concede.”

Owen Coyle: “We felt comfortable before the opening goal, which came from a mistake by one of our own players. However, the finishes were first class for their goals. I watched Eduardo’s again on the TV, and it just seemed to get better and better. But you have to analyse it and understand the quality Arsenal have.”


Everton 2-1 Middlesbrough

David Moyes: “After a talking to at half-time by the staff members, the players showed what they were really about in the second half with the two goals. (What was said) certainly couldn’t be talked about here. (Assistant boss) Steve Round did a great job on them at half-time. We just needed them livened up.”

Gareth Southgate: “We’ve got to learn how to see matches off, especially when you get the lift of being a goal ahead. We knew we’d have a bombardment second half and we feel we’ve got the players to deal with it – in actual fact for that five-minute spell we didn’t.”

“That sums us up this season so far.”



Coventry City 0-2 Chelsea

Chris Coleman: “I was disappointed with Mr Bennett all afternoon as were my players – his attitude towards us and towards them. I know it was Chelsea who are a great team who deserve respect and he let us know that in no uncertain terms. That is not why we lost but I was disappointed with that. He was smug towards us, the way he was talking to my players, my senior players. Then for the second goal Chelsea had two players off the pitch for treatment. You are not supposed to wave them back on until you see where the ball is going to bounce and so they gain no advantage. You can’t wave them back on in a situation like that and who scores the goal – Alex.”

Guus Hiddink: “We had one little thing to cope with before the match but it did not dominate what is happening at Chelsea. Yesterday we had this one issue but it was important that it did not cause friction in the team. From the first day I have seen him (Didier Drogba), he has been a guy who has been working very hard. I don’t want to judge what went on before. I didn’t have to force him but he has been doing extra training and it’s paying off.”

Fulham 0-4 Manchester United

Roy Hodgson: “Of course it is possible for United to win the lot,” he said. “They have a good chance and I wouldn’t bet against them. The most difficult will be the Champions League. I thought we were good in the first half, obviously we were disappointed with the first goal, we know how good they are at set plays so that is a major disappointment. The second goal was a wonder strike, then you have a mountainous task. Your only chance against them is to go a goal up.”

Alex Ferguson: “It was a superb performance, he (Carlos Tevez) has so much great energy. He was a jack in the box all day. Everyone was fit and fresh and bursting to play. It was exciting right from the work go, with energy and enjoyment. But it was a tricky tie, Fulham were in form and we had to respect that. The last thing we needed was a draw.”



~ by awbroady on March 9, 2009.

2 Responses to “FA Cup – Managers Feedback”

  1. I love the new layout, looks pretty slick. Black and red ❤

    But, er… yeah. Anyway – I actually liked reading this post because of how you get both sides of the story (the losing managers are funny)

    definitely want to read more like this one

  2. ohwell what can i say for United..They on such a sublime form this year…Tevez put on dramatic show and performance to elimininate Fulham out of the FA CUP lol…..I hope he and manchester united contintue this fantastic form into wining quantriple 🙂

    Nice Blog

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